Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)
Reduce Pain, Increase Mobility and Feel Better With Massage
Each massage therapy appointment is designed for your specific needs whether it be for pain reduction from a sports injury or to help with lymphatic dranage. Our therapists work with you to achieve your goals in health and wellness.
Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident? We work with ICBC to get you feeling better and back to your normal level of activity.
Massage Therapists are trained to evaluate individual health needs, provide accurate assessment of musculoskeletal conditions, and to provide active and passive techniques to improve patient health and reduce/manage pain. Massage is a medical health care option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday occupational and hobby related stresses, muscular overuse and a wide variety of chronic pain conditions.
Helix massage therapists work with you to find the optimal comfort level to achieve effective healing. Exercises, stretches and home care may be given to help optimize the treatment and to help prevent future injuries.
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Commonly Asked Massage Questions
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a recognized health care option that positively contributes to one’s general health and wellness and also works the body’s soft tissue to help relieve pain and stiffness associated with stress, tension, injury and other conditions. It brings many benefits to our muscles, connective tissues, tendons andligaments—in terms of managing, pain, injury, stress and tension levels.
Do you offer direct billing?
Yes, we offer direct billing to most extended benefit providers. However, there are a few that do not allow direct billing but we will provide a receipt with your massage therapists licence to submit.
Do I have to be injured to get a massage?
No, you do not have to have an injury or an active ICBC claim to get a massage. Anyone is able to book an appointment and receive the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy.
Besides muscle pain, what are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage treatments have been show to reduce muscle tension, increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage, reduce stress, and even increase serotonin levels. Some people even use massage as form of mental therapy.
Can I get a massage if I have a migraine?
Migraines can be debilitating leaving you wiped. If you feel a migraine coming on, a massage therapist may be able to help. Many migraines/headaches stem from posture related issues as well as muscle tension. Relieving the tension can mitigate migraine symptoms and even stop it all together.
How often should I get a massage?
Every person is different as is their scenario. Talk to your RMT about your goals and needs and they will develop a tailored program to help you feel better and achieve your set goals.
Do I have to take off all my clothes?
No. A massage is meant to be relaxing and beneficial for stress reduction. Do whatever makes your comfortable.
Do I tell you massage therapy where I am injured?
Your RMT will do a detailed intake with you on your first visit. Please let them know of any active injuries or areas of concern you have so they can give you the best treatment.